SEATTLE — Raisbeck Engineering has received full FAA certification for its Lear 60 Aft Fuselage Locker. It is now available for purchase and installation at all Raisbeck Authorized Dealer locations that work with Lear 60 owners and operators.
Quest Aircraft Co. has received certification of its new Summit Executive interior. The five-place interior features club seating, two fold-out tables and two storage cabinets.
Two weeks after the FAA unveiled its draft policy for allowed uses in hangars at airports that receive federal grant funding, much confusion has emerged regarding the overall effect of the policy and what it means for hangar tenants. That’s particularly true for homebuilders, who have heard conflicting stories about what it means for building an aircraft in an airport hangar, according to officials with the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA).
Cessna announced at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh that it has received an order for four 172S Skyhawks from the University of Dubuque in Iowa. Delivery of the aircraft in September will complete the transition to an all Garmin G1000-equipped training fleet for the school’s aviation degree programs.
Elon Musk appeared on The Colbert Report on July 24. At the 1:50 mark of this video he says, “Aircraft should be vertical take-off and landing.” Could a Musk revolution being coming to aviation?
It would be pretty exciting to see what the man who brought us PayPal, Tesla cars and Space X rocketry could do in the aircraft market.
Flight Design’s John Gilmore sent along these first views of the C4 proof of concept aircraft. He reports the first flight team is getting the systems, controls and instrumentation in place for the maiden flight. Additional work is being done on the other POC aircraft for occupant protective dynamic testing and for any additional static testing required.
OSHKOSH — Blackhawk Modifications of Waco, Texas, is adding a new engine upgrade option for Cessna 208A Caravan and 208B Grand Caravan aircraft.
Blackhawk is certifying the 867 horsepower PT6A-140 engine as a direct aftermarket replacement for the standard PT6A-114 (600 horsepower) or the PT6A-114A (675 horsepower) in those aircraft.